• Khan1104

    Sorcery Incinerate

    • Kevan Kramer

      With exile, actually it is a better volcanic hammer

  • I’ve been waiting for an instant that can hit creatures and/or players, and this is what we get.

  • Jazzyboy1

    Honestly, why even bother printing this? /:

    • Taxle

      cause it hits a creature OR the face. We’ve been lacking some burn that can to that, especially after rotation

    • Melissa Juice

      Because it’s fantastic in limited and may see standard play

  • TogetherAlone

    Where is my lightning strike because this isn’t it…

    • Kevan Kramer

      As a red player, I will take what I can get. Red needed this.

    • Melissa Juice

      WotC doesn’t reprint the same cards every set/block.

      • Hedronal

        I agree of course, but I feel compelled to point out the five obvious exceptions to that.

        • Melissa Juice

          Well, you’re not wrong, hehe.

          I should have said: Their design goals include not reprinting staples for every standard.

  • Nebulium

    Its like incinerate. If incinerate skipped leg day.

    • Kevan Kramer

      It skipped leg day to do more upper body strength. The exile is that upper body strength

  • Bige Boiy

    thank god there’s a damage spell to deal with b4neslayer, sorcery or not

  • Arcus Diabolus

    Like the flavor text tho

  • Zombie

    Great flavor text and a nice functional reprint for Standard.

    • Kevan Kramer

      At least it is a better volcanic hammer

      • Zombie

        The day I see Volcanic Hammer/Searing Spear return to Standard is the day I lose hope in Wizards

        • Kevan Kramer

          We had a functional reprint of Searing Spear called Lightning Strike printed twice already.

          • Zombie

            I was implying if it happened again.

  • Kevan Kramer

    A 2 drop mana spell that does 3 damage to the face or creatures? I can’t be I am so happy for this, but not surprised due to how red got shat on in standard.

  • So a direct counter to Gisela. there are a ton of those just in this block let alone the standard rotation.

  • wwww

    Sad it isn’t an instant. :/

    • wwww

      Well I had Incinerate in mind, so at first, I expected it to be an instant.

      It’s more like Pillar of Flame, can hit face unlike Magma Spray, but not at Instant speed like Magma Spray.

      Well, actually it looks like a fine card.

      • Bostorket

        It’s Volcanic Hammer +

        • wwww

          Volcanic Hammer : The good edition xD

          • Happy The Cat

            well, slightly better edition. I’d say L Strike is the good edition

  • Jaya

    Hilarious flavor text, but sad sorcery, why no instant, why the hate on red wizards?
    Anyways, asking chandra a plan? Its obvious its to burn everything <3

  • kmk888

    It’s not as good as we’re used to unless exile becomes highly relevant but it’s good enough.

    • NoobOfLore

      Lot of graveyard shenanigans this block, so it already has some utility. Zombies in particular care about a creature going to exile instead of just dying.

  • Spacecat Runner

    I see this getting full value in a goggles deck. Exile a six, or drop out a pair or lesser critters. Zombies looking as they do, it could mean a bit more to get perma removal pretty soon here. Past rotation and draft season though, meh.

  • Phoenix UNBENCHED

    Obligatory comment concerning wasteland strangler.

  • William Kirk

    Is this how Chandra refers to her monthly visitor?

    • Mr.Mayhem631

      nope

  • Pbandme24

    Haha, love the flavor text.

  • Happy The Cat

    well, at least you tried wizards. I know it’s hard for you to make red even remotely viable so this was to be expected.
    btw screw you. black has murder and white has cheap exile on several cards and red gets stuck with ANOTHER bad burn spell. when is the next cone of flame or anything remotely good going to be printed? I’ve given up on getting anything that can do 3 for one but at least give me good flexible burn. this card is bad, two mana deal 3 wasn’t great on an instant and it gets worse if you put it on sorcery and tape on the old exile clause.

    • Matt Salvia

      Didn’t you get the memo? Green and white have eaten almost all of the color pie, and ol’ red and blue just get crappy versions of their burn and counter abilities. Sure, we may get some parity with Kaladesh, but get ready for the full two years of Green White (with a splash of black during Abzan) domination.

      I get it, UR are the powerhouses of old formats, but do we really need to hose them so badly for two full years of standard (aside from those few weeks when Atarka Red and Esper Dragons were viable)?

  • BinkyMcCummings

    yes finally a 3 damage burn spell for 3cmc. plus the flavor text makes me wanna make an all mana all planeswalker deck: the eldrazi have brought misery upon our lands for we have been blind to the fact that they have been worming their way into our confidence by changing form and tricking us, making us belive they are who they pretend to be. by the time we noticed that, our fate has already been sealed now we must stand together and fight as many.

  • Zeph

    Ohh Raymond Swanland, I need this one!

  • silverhawk100

    Oh hey, it’s strictly worse lightning strike. Red decks will play it, will hate their life, then still switch to a different color. There’s a reason standard meta doesn’t have a red deck these days and the format is poorer for it.

  • wiseguy

    Obligatory comment about Chandra and her “flow” each month that leads to her rage…